Latin America

Latin America
Monday, October 5th 2009 - 13:10 UTC

Bolivia faces critics over purchase of aircrafts from China

Minister Walker San Miguel, “we’re the South American country which less spends on the military”

Bolivia said on Sunday that it’s the South American country which least invests in military hardware and ratified it is not involved in any arms race. Defence minister Walker San Miguel statement follow the Bolivian decision to purchase six aircrafts from China which come on top of an open credit line for military hardware extended by Russia.

Monday, October 5th 2009 - 13:08 UTC

Uribe asks for more time to consolidate his “democratic security” policy

Just “a little while longer” Uribe requests from the Colombian electorate

Colombian president Alvaro Uribe asked for more time to defeat the terrorism that scourges his country and underlined that his “democratic security” policy needs a ‘little while’ longer”.

Saturday, October 3rd 2009 - 12:21 UTC

Honduras sides on conflict agree to a tentative dialogue under OAS

John Biehl, special envoy for OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza is optimistic.

Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and the de facto government headed by Roberto Micheletti have agreed to begin talks next week under the auspices of the OAS (Organization of American States) in an attempt to find a way out to the institutional crisis.

Saturday, October 3rd 2009 - 06:21 UTC

Have you ever tried the “Devil Duck” hunting combo of Black River Outfitters in Uruguay?

Plenty of open lowlands with ducks waiting for game shooting

May 1st through September 15th is duck season in Uruguay.
With the Portela Brothers, owners and managers of Black River Outfitters, duck hunters from all over the world have an excellent opportunity to game at one of the finest duck breeding destinations imaginable.

Saturday, October 3rd 2009 - 00:42 UTC

Chile’s 2010 budget reinforces social assistance programs and education

Satisfied and proud Finance minister Andres Velasco

While other nations are struggling to cut costs and sacrificing social programs to combat the worldwide economic crisis, Chile´s 2010 budget will grow by 4.3% next year and includes a 5.8% increase in social assistance programs, Finance Minister Andrés Velasco announced this week.

Friday, October 2nd 2009 - 05:36 UTC

EU underlines significance of global partnership with Latinamerica

Benita Ferrero-Waldner optimistic about closer links

The European Union wants closer links with Latinamerica and the Caribbean and will attempt in the near future to conclude the several pending agreements with different countries from the region, announced in Brussels Benita Ferrero-Waldner Commissioner responsible for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 15:53 UTC

Arias calls for support for Honduras November election

Costa Rica president Oscar Arias mediator of the conflict

Costa Rica’s president Oscar Arias called on the international community to collaborate with Honduras November presidential election, avoiding isolating the de facto regime, thus helping to find a way out to the current crisis.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 05:10 UTC

Peru’s Fujimori gets another 6 years prison now for bribes

The former president was credited with defeating the Shinning Path guerrillas

Peru’s Supreme Court convicted and sentenced former President Alberto Fujimori to six years in prison for wiretapping opponents and paying bribes to lawmakers and publishers during his rule from 1990 to 2000.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 04:30 UTC

Zelaya denies Brazil was aware of his plans to return to Honduras

Zelaya had to come out in support of Lula da Silva

Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said that Brazilian president Lula da Silva did not know about his decision to return to Honduras and claimed that followers calling for his reinstatement have been viciously beaten up by police in Tegucigalpa, according to reports in the Brazilian press.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009 - 13:28 UTC

Chile and Czech Republic work to restore Torres del Paine Park

Torres del Paine is one of Chile's most precious national parks.

Four years after a negligent Czech citizen, Jiri Smitak, accidentally started a huge fire in the world famous Torres Del Paine national park in far southern Chile, part of the destroyed area is being replanted in native forest trees.

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